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Chambers, Rothermel receive student honors

Posted 3/8/17

Lower Dauphin High School seniors Ruth Chambers and Sam Rothermel recently were selected as Students of the Month for January.

Ruth was recognized by the Hummelstown Women’s Club. She is the …

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Chambers, Rothermel receive student honors

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Lower Dauphin High School seniors Ruth Chambers and Sam Rothermel recently were selected as Students of the Month for January.

Ruth was recognized by the Hummelstown Women’s Club. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Michael Chambers and is a four-year member of the band and Believers in the Gospel and serves as a worship leader.

She is a two-year member of the National Honor Society and Students against Destructive Decisions, where she is treasurer. She is also a member of the National Science Honor Society and is president of the school’s Women in STEM group.

She played softball for the high school for two years. She participated in the Healthcare Careers Exploration Program at the Hershey Medical Center and was also involved in the EPI Challenge, an epidemiology program at the Penn State College of Medicine.

In the community, she is very active in her church, where she is a member of the music ministry board and the endowment committee.

She plans to attend Virginia Messiah College and major in environmental science with the goal of attending medical school and specializing in pediatrics.

Sam was recognized by the Rotary Club of Hummelstown.

He is the son of Nancy and Joseph Rothermel, is an accomplished musician, student and community member. In school, he is a four-year member of the orchestra and spring musical pit orchestra, serving as concertmaster for each for the past three years. He is one of the most decorated musicians in Lower Dauphin history, earning places in the All-National Honors Orchestra, All-Eastern Honors Orchestra and All-State Honors Orchestra twice as well as spots in PMEA District and Regional Honors Orchestras and County Honors Orchestras.

He is a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He is president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and is a four-year member and president of the Math Honor Society and a two-year member. He is also a three-year member of the National Science Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society and a two-year member of the National Honor Society and National English Honor Society. He is a member of the chorus and has participated in Dramapalooza.

In the community, he is an assistant with the Hershey Festival of Strings, performs with the Hershey Handbell Society and with string quartets at community events. He also volunteers with the Hummelstown Area Historical Society.

He hopes to attend Oberlin Conservatory and major in music performance viola.